SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Unison Home Ownership Investors, the leading provider of home ownership investments, today announced its participation in the 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards in New York on May 11.
A finalist in the "Leveling the Playing Field" category, Unison will compete alongside more than 200 global fintech companies to showcase the power of its platform and Unison HomeBuyer and Unison HomeOwner programs. Unison Co-CEO Jim Riccitelli will join a panel of executives from J.P. Morgan, TD Ameritrade and Prosper Marketplace to discuss how the fintech industry can scale innovation to solve consumer problems.
In its third year, the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is the largest fintech event focused on capital markets, bringing companies to New York City from countries across the globe including India, Israel, Poland and Singapore. Finalists were chosen by peers in a social voting competition—a judging board of more than 30 leaders from every fintech vertical will rank finalists and announce a winner in each category.
Overview of 2017 Benzinga Fintech Awards – Innovation Competition
WHAT: Unison will take center stage to showcase how its platform "levels the playing field" by connecting funds from institutional investors to consumers who need capital to buy a home or homeowners who seek liquidity from their home without borrowing.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2:48 p.m. ET
WHERE: Tribeca 360, New York City
"How Firms Can Scale Innovation to Solve Consumer Problems" - Panel
WHAT: This panel will highlight how banking and financial technology companies can drive innovation in the space and provide entirely new solutions to problems facing mass consumers.
WHO: Moderator will be Kelli Keough, global head of digital wealth at J.P. Morgan. Panelists include Jim Riccitelli, co-CEO of Unison; Tim Hockey, President and CEO, TD Ameritrade; Ron Suber, President, Prosper Marketplace and Unison Strategic Advisor.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 4:25 p.m. ET
WHERE: Tribeca 360, New York City
About Benzinga Global Fintech Awards
Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards provide winning finalists with new opportunities for growth and exposure. For last year's winners, visit www.benzingafintechawards.com or use the hashtag #BZAwards.
About Unison Home Ownership Investors
Unison introduced the home ownership investment category in 2007. Unison provides homeowners with long-term financing in exchange for the opportunity to share in the gain or loss in the home's value when they decide to sell – up to 30 years later. There are no interest charges or monthly payments on the investment. Over the last decade, we've become the largest home ownership investor and expanded nationwide by working with lenders, regulators and institutional investors to integrate home ownership investing into the U.S. housing finance system. What sets Unison apart is true partnership: we invest at the same home value as the homeowner and share with them the downside risk and upside potential - in Unison.
Unison HomeBuyer opens the door for people to buy the home they want with less debt and risk, typically by doubling the purchaser's down payment. This larger down payment makes it easier to qualify for a loan, increases buying power, lowers the monthly payment and/or allows a buyer to reserve cash. Unison HomeOwner provides cash now to current homeowners without the added debt or payments of a home equity loan or HELOC. Homeowners use the money to eliminate debt, remodel, pay for school, invest, or as a cash cushion for financial stability.
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